Pete Townshend’s Nelson 34 motor boat goes up for sale

A 34ft motor boat once owned by The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has gone up for sale through Clipper Marine

A 34ft piece of rock n’ roll history has gone up for sale, as Clipper Marine is selling Pete Townshend’s Nelson 34 motor boat.

Famous worldwide as the lead guitarist of The Who, Pete owned Annie Hay for two years from 1992-1994, while he was recording his most recent solo album Psychoderelict.

Thankfully his notoriously wild lifestyle doesn’t appear to have affected the old girl too badly.

Despite being nearly 50 years old, this semi-displacement wheelhouse model still looks in fine fettle, which is largely helped by a major refit and paint job that was carried out in 2011.

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The twin 225hp Ford Sabre shaftdrive diesel engines were fitted in 2004 and have done 950 hours. Clipper Marine claims she is still capable of a 22-knot maximum speed.

Below decks there is sleeping accommodation for four in the forward cabin and enclosed cockpit area, which features Webasto heating.

Finishing touches include a Scottish thistle on the bow pulpit rail and teak rubbing strakes on the water line.

The asking price of £27,500 includes VAT, and a Raymarine E120 radar plotter, Cobra VHF radio and an eight-person liferaft are all thrown in.